Therapy Areas: Devices
Humanetics Biomed to Reach New Markets with Outsourced Manufacturing Capabilities
23 May 2023 - - US-based Contract Development Manufacturing Organisation Humanetics Biomed, part of the global industrial technology group Humanetics, is built on 50 years of delivering strain gauge sensors, material processing, laser micromachining, optical fiber processing and fiber optics for its customers from R&D to full scale production volumes, the company said.

Its customers range from niche start-ups to over 60% of the largest medical companies in the world.

Headquartered in Michigan, Humanetics Biomed operates six manufacturing facilities across the US, Europe, Asia (Sri Lanka and China) with 140,000 sq. ft of facilities and a workforce of 300 people.

Humanetics Biomed's solutions and applications include:

Specialty optical fibers, probes, sensors and laser power delivery
Custom force, load and infusion pump sensors
Torque transducers used in advanced surgical and orthopaedic tools
Precision laser machining for stents, hypotubes, ceramics, polymers and rare metals
Optical fiber processing, stripping, cleaving and lensing
Turnkey packaging and closed container integrity testing
Machine automation for scalable and quality controlled process

OpTek, a part of Humanetics Biomed, has agreed to a multi-year strategic agreement with David Schnur Associates, a global supplier of outsourced technical sales and marketing services for the medical industry.

The partnership offers customers a seamless pathway from process validation to full scale production by leveraging OpTek's 20 years experience in contract manufacturing and precision laser micromachining.

OpTek utilises a diverse range of laser wavelengths to provide capabilities including precision micro hole drilling in polymer applications such as microtubing and balloons for filtration and precise drug dosing control.

Humanetics is an Industrial technology company, and a provider of safety systems, crash test dummies, simulation software, CAE models, precision sensors, fiber optics and cutting-edge laser material engineering solutions.

The group has over 950 employees across 26 facilities strategically located around the world with the global corporate headquarters located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA.

OpTek has built a reputation as one of the most highly respected providers of laser processing solutions, combining its core expertise in lasers, optics and laser/material interactions with a high degree of automation.

OpTek is headquartered in Oxford, UK, and also operates from facilities in Dongguan, China; Boston, Massachusetts; and Greenville, South Carolina.

David Schnur Associates is a medical device technical sales organization with 45 years of experience consulting on the design and development of medical components and devices.

With consultancy services and a global network of materials partners, DSA acts as an extension of its customers' design, engineering and manufacturing teams.